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Sheldon Fox

A news reporter and anchor, Sheldon also produces and hosts Sheldon Fox WGNO's "Wheel of Justice" segments, most-wanted stories that air Mondays and Wednesdays and aim to help capture accused at-large criminals across the New Orleans metro area and beyond.

Sheldon came to New Orleans in 2006, and has since covered some of the most important South Louisiana stories after Hurricane Katrina.

From the rebuilding of an American city and region to the New Orleans violent crime problem and 1st in the nation murder rate, public corruption, city police scandals, Hurricanes Gustav and Ike and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, covering the news of the day--often with fast-paced, breaking stories--became a specialty for Sheldon.

He was recognized by the Associated Press for his coverage of Hurricane Ike in Galveston and Nassau Bay, Texas, as well as by the Press Club of New Orleans for breaking and continuing coverage of a 1st grader who was handcuffed at school, a set of reports that led to security changes within the New Orleans Recovery School District and the firing of school employees.

Sheldon's on-assignment work to help cover the magical and historic New Orleans Saints 2010 Superbowl win in Miami was also recognized, as WGNO received Press Club honors for its coverage of a planned event.

Sheldon joined WGNO after working in Atlanta, where he reported news and sports while also anchoring morning weather and traffic. He covered breaking news and traffic on television in his hometown of Miami while also anchoring news for several South Florida radio stations.

He launched his career in Orlando after graduating from the University of Central Florida. It was where Sheldon spent his days reporting and anchoring news and sports for a National Public Radio affiliate and his nights covering the Orlando Magic both for radio and local TV outlets.

Since coming to New Orleans, Sheldon says he's made an effort to enjoy the "city's soul", sampling its restaurants and loving its culture, festivals and friendly people.

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